Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Baby Gate!

I tried to put the baby gate at the bottom of the stairs in such a way that Audrey Kate could go up and down by herself - but Kiley would be safe at the bottom - that didn't last long - Kiley is way too smart!!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Well...I found a way to get more pain pills...probably not the easiest or preferred route...but I went in to the ER Sunday and had an emergency appendectomy - just in case I wasn't in enough pain already -- stayed in the hospital overnight - just got home tonight and resting...or at least trying to...can't wait to feel good again - keep the prayers going - I sure need them.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Blogging Delay

Sorry for the blogging delay - just can't get around to it these days. I was in a car accident 2 weeks ago (girl turned in front of me - her fault). Results, two bulging discs and one herniated disc in my neck. The pain is tolerable on pain killers and muscle relaxors. I have to get in to see an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon....trouble is - none of them will see me because of the motor vehicle accident...something about getting paid. I think that I have found one, but won't know till Wednesday after he reviews my MRI films. I hope to get in to see him soon as I will run out of pills by then - the doctor I am seeing isn't too interested in giving me more pain killers - last time I asked he gave me 5 -- ha - - thanks doc. Anyways - prayers would be appreciated - that I can get in to see someone who can actually help me instead of just refer me somewhere else. Also, prayer for pain relief - I have tried to go without the pain killers several times and it is not something I can tolerate. I know God will take care of the pain and will get me where I need to be - so pray on!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

It happened...

On Wednesday happened...I no longer have a baby - I realized it while watching her take 4 steps across the room.... My sweet Kiley is now walking!! - and I am the mom of a toddler. (of course I haven't caught it on video yet - but will post one once I do). I can't believe it!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

My baby girl is 3!!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Room Update

Room is painted - we picked Pink Whisper by Valspar - very similar to Pink Chalk ;) and it looks fabulous - much better than mint green/seafoam green - We love it and Audrey Kate loves it. The furniture comes on Saturday and that happens to be her birthday. So... we will put up the rest of the decorations and put everything together then. I can't wait to see how it turns out and see her reaction when she sees it all put together for the first time. I will post pictures when I am finished. Thanks for the help Dina and Allison!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pink Paint

Ok - all of your "design/decorating people" - I need some help - we are doing Audrey Kate's room for her birthday - her favorite colors are light turquoise and pink- and I need help deciding on a paint color for the wall that could grow with her. We bought Audrey Kate some white wash furniture - it is coming for her birthday - here is the furniture:

Then she picked her bedding - turquoise with different color butterflies: (I can't upload the picture)

I have lots of white butterflies, white chinese lanterns, and dark pink and orange flowers for the walls. What color should we paint the room?? I was thinking maybe a light pink like this:

or one of these:

but then maybe a different color pink - i definitely want pink - just not sure what color would look best - help..... oh - and what brand should I use - there is a light mint green in the room right now - yuck - but it came with the house - HELP!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Swimming Tricks

We love our new house. One of my favorite things is having a swimming pool. The girls love it to - here is Audrey Kate showing off all of her swimming tricks -- can't believe she is almost 3.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Kiley's new moves!

Kiley is only six months old....and is ON THE MOVE!! This is a video from Sunday night...

And...this morning I went to brush my teeth. When I came back in the living room...this is how I found her - She is pulling UP!!! What in the world - I guess she really wanted to see what was going on outside...What a cutie!!

Kiley had her six month check-up on Friday. Audrey Kate went too and was such a big help. Kiley is 16 pounds and in the 64th percentile for weight. She is a tall girl - 99th percentile for her height !! I can't even believe it! Where does the height on my girls come from?? She got a clean bill of health! Yeah Kiley!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Easter Pictures!

Fun Easter Time! We died Easter eggs for the first time. Audrey Kate was excited to mix all the colors and was so proud of her eggs!

We took fun pictures outside. We realized we were running late for church - so we didn't end up taking any with mom :( - and Kiley would only smile after I took the picture - grrrr -

The Easter bunny came while we were at church - how fun! Audrey Kate insisted that the Easter bunny was a girl - and looked all through the neighborhood for her.

Audrey Kate was a pro at finding all the eggs and super excited about the candy and animals inside! Grammy and Papa came to share brunch with us after church! Thank you Lord for your sacrifice and for rising again so we could spend eternity with You!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

What do you think?

Here is the first completed "area" of the house.... I wish that I could say "room", but that is not the case. We made some good progress this weekend by hanging pictures (Wes got a little annoyed when I made him re-hang a few) and unpacking more boxes.... so

What do you think of the first completed "area"??

Friday, April 15, 2011

New House...New Mess

Wes spent the whole day on the landscaping...I don't have pictures since it is dark now...but we found some broken sprinkler heads...water was going everywhere and Audrey was screaming down the street. The street here is so quiet that Audrey's screams stand out all the more!! There is still so much more to do....lots to fix....or clean....or put together....or put away....going on and on...and the work schedule hasn't changed....and there are two little ones. It will feel good when everything is done....until then (whenever that may be)--- we will live like this:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

More Pictures of my Cuties!

Thank you Kristi for the adorable pictures of the girls - they turned out great!!! You are the best!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Our New House!

Our loan was approved today! Praise the Lord! We should be moving in on Friday! I can't wait to get moved in and start decorating. Plus the house is gorgeous-- Here is the front: The most beautiful kitchen ever!!- I may even cook.....well....maybe... and we are SOOOO excited to have a pool - LOVE IT!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


You may be wondering why I haven't posted updates in a while....we have been soooo busy --- put our house on the market -sold it in 8 days. We close on our house tomorrow or Thursday. We are in the process of closing on our new house by Monday - praying that nothing falls through --- so we have a new place to call home. House is half-way packed - it is not fun to live with half of your stuff in boxes and the house in complete disarray. Looking forward to decorating a new house - may even be brave enough to paint this time. Also looking forward to being closer to church so we can get more involved. I will share pictures of the new house soon!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Curly-haired cutie!!!

Love this picture!!!

- taken by Kristi Walden

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The mind of a toddler....

So, the other day - Audrey Kate was playing with her daddy - Her hand touched something that felt funny and the following conversation occured:

AK: Daddy, what was that?
D: Nothing Audrey.
AK: Daddy, what WAS that?
D: That was my leg.
AK: THAT was NOT your leg, daddy.
D: ugggh, Audrey - that was my wee-wee.
AK: Your tee-tee?
D: No, my wee-wee. Boys have wee-wees and girls have tee-tees.
AK: (long pause) Let me see that.
D: No Audrey - we don't look at boy's wee-wees.
(end of conversation - uggghhh - crisis averted)

Two days later - I am laying down with her reading books - the following conversation occured:

AK: Mommy?
M: Yes Audrey.
AK: I don't like Daddy.
M: oh no Audrey, why not.
AK: so he no have tee-tee.
M: (laughing) - that's right Audrey - he doesn't have a tee-tee.
AK: Mommy?
M: Yes Audrey
AK: We gotta go buy him one.

LOL - I am sure Wes will be mad at me posting this - but the story is just too funny to keep to myself.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I Love to Sleep!

Kiley put herself to sleep last night in her crib - all by herself!! Also, for the past two weeks she has been sleeping from 11 to 7am. I am so proud of her and much more well rested!! Thank you Jesus for a good baby!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Eeeek! There's a Flea on Me!

If you have been following this blog since Audrey Kate was born, you may remember this cute video from when Audrey Kate was six months old. I was reading her this very old book that no one has heard of....Eeek! There's a Flea on Me! It is one of those early readers....I have no idea where it came from - but- she thought it was hilarious.

Well...the book is still one of her favorites -- what a difference two years makes....

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow day fun!

Kiley is so cute talking to the baby in the mirror and Audrey Kate is enjoying a spa day after playing so hard in the snow....silly girls!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Night out!

We took both girls out with us to celebrate Wes's birthday. We went to dinner and then out for ice cream! I was afraid we couldn't do it -- but both girls did awesome! It was so fun! We ate our ice cream in the back of the tahoe because Kiley had fallen asleep. We were laughing so hard because Audrey Kate was being so funny! She insisted that we call her Great Lily tonight - not sure where that came from. At the end of the night she said "Thank you for the pink ice cream daddy" Then she said "Thank you for eating mommy!" -Hilarious!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yeah Audrey!

Audrey Kate had a panty party to celebrate being completely potty trained (except for nights). We had a Tinkerbell theme (or should we say "tinkle bell" - ha) Audrey Kate was so excited. She got Tinkerbell panties, Hello Kitty panties, and Minnie/Daisy panties(thank you Miss Kristi). She also got some potty accessories including stickers to decorate her stool, foaming hand soap, and two hand towels. She was so proud of herself. We let her invite 2 friends over for cupcakes. She was eager to show her friends the panties she was wearing saying "Wanna see what I have?" Then, she would pull down the front of her pants and say "Big girl panties!" very enthusiastically. We are so proud of her accomplishment!!

(It is also nice to only be buying diapers for one!)

One of her little friends hasn't really started understanding potty training. We let each friend bring home a pair of panties -- this friend thought that it was a hat --- HILARIOUS!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thank you Kiley!

I have been sick this weekend....last night Kiley slept from 11:30 to 7:15.....what a blessing!!! Feeling better since I got some good rest. What a sweet girl to let her mommy sleep....sign of things to come I hope.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Silly Daddy!

Wes said he wanted to play basketball last night. I said that that was fine, but asked that Kiley get fed before he goes so I could take care of some things before he left. He has always been good at delegating...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Changes in 2011!

We have had lots of new things going on with our girls this week!

1. Audrey Kate has been very attached to her "milk cups" - she would not drink milk out of ANYTHING else. Then she would suck on it for over 20 minutes like a bottle - RIDICULOUS! The "milk cups" are gone. She now drinks milk from a big girl cup or a straw as long as it is colorful milk! So we make it pink or green, or whatever other color she likes. YEAH!

2. We have had Audrey Kate in panties for over a week!! She has had a few accidents, but is doing fabulous!! I am so proud of her and so excited to only be buying diapers for 1 instead of two - it was kinda pricey there for a little while.

3. Kiley slept 5-6 hours for 3 nights straight! WOO HOO!! She is smiling a ton and cooing! It is totally adorable. She is such a good baby and tolerates all of her sisters noise, touches, and smothering hugs.

4. We have had a hard time at bedtime with both girls...but tonight both girls in bed and asleep by 7:45 - HALLELUJAH!

5. I headed back to work and the girls adjusted to their new schedules beautifully this week.

6. Oh yes - one more new thing -- for a while now Audrey Kate would only eat chicken with a certain kindof BBQ sauce, macaroni, pasta with cheese, eggos, grilled cheese pizza or fruit. NOTHING ELSE!! Refused to even have anything else on her plate. Over my maternity leave I have worked tirelessly to expand her food repetoire. We started by cooking together, kissing and licking foods instead of taking a bite, using our fingers to taste different things, being super silly, and taking teeny tiny baby bites. This week Audrey Kate ate great meals including summer sausage, chicken spaghetti, eggs with cheese, BBQ pork, tilapia (you read that right - my daughter ate two bites of fish), mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, PB and J, and sweet potatoes. She even dipped her pizza in ranch and took a bite of a carrot without any prompting (she did spit it out though saying Yuck) What an awesome girl!! She is now willing to try most anything and is helping cook a ton. She is constantly saying "can I try that?" while we are cooking. She really wanted to try dill and pepper the other day and took a big lick of a lemon and said "that's not good".

The Lord has truely blessed us with these two beauties! More pictures and videos coming soon.

**On a side note, Audrey Kate's language skills shock me all the time. Two sentences from today:

"I'm gonna eat my oranges while my pasta cools."
"Daddy, can you turn on the light for me so I can find my puppy and Jasmin."

She is not even two and a half -- that is just plain crazy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bedtime with Friends

Audrey Kate likes to have all her stuffed animals (we call them her "friends) sleep with her at bedtime. She sleeps in a queen sized bed, so there is a lot of room for her friends. They all get wrapped up in a blanket. And, they each friend has a specific blanket. If you use the wrong one she will tell you " No mommy, that's buzz's blanket" - LOL - The other night - Kiley had to get wrapped up too and was given a spot in bed. I love that she is about the same size as Buzz.